The Grant County Prairie Wind Players present "The Dixie Swim Club" Oct. 4-7 at Roosevelt Hall in Barrett.
In this play, five unforgettable Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other's lives, theater news release said. The women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, and aging) that life flings at them, including some hilarious and unexpected twists and turns.
"The Dixie Swim Club" is directed by Sharon Thalmann of Alexandria, assistant director Hillary Ninman, who lives in Glenwood and produced by Darla Johnson of Wendell.
The casts consists of Sheree, played by Jennifer Combs of Barrett, the spunky former captain of the swim team who continues to lead the group. She is joined by Kristi Greathouse, of Alexandria,, as Dinah, a wise-cracking, martini-drinking, still-single lawyer; Christy Meier of Alexandria, as Lexie, who has embraced plastic surgery and marriage-multiple times; Cathy Snyder of Alexandria, as Jeri Neal, who became a nun after college; and Rachel Barduson of Alexandria as Vernadette, who despite her hard luck, embraces life with humor.
Despite their different personalities, the women are inseparable. Their vacations are fun, but therapeutic, as they share their lives their hopes and fears, and their successes and failures.
As one reviewer wrote, the play "combines the heart-warming ambience and enduring friendships of 'Steel Magnolias' with the sassy, fast-paced repartee of television's 'The Golden Girls.'"
"The Dixie Swim Club" was written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, collectively known as Jones Hope Wooten. They specialize in laugh-out-loud comedies and creating vivid, strong roles for women.
Performances are Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 .m..
General admission tickets are available at the door or on our website for any performance, or dinner theater tickets are available for Friday and Saturday nights. The menu will consists of bacon wrapped chicken breast, baked potato, French green beans, dinner roll, tossed salad with french and Ranch with Pecan pie for dessert and is being catered by Chewy's Coop of Hoffman.
Buy tickets now online at or call 320-528-2343, leave your phone number, and our ticket coordinator, Faith Rudintski, will respond.